The iconic venue was closed last summer following the deaths of two 18-years-old revellers who took drugs at the 2,500-person capacity club.
Its future in London was hanging by a thread following this license revoking.
The subsequent #saveourculture campaign triggered masses of support from both the public and stars of the industry, including drum and bass legend Goldie and tech-house DJ Seth Troxler who spoke on national news to support the campaign.
Following the fantastic and supportive response, the campaign raised over £300,000 to pay the club’s legal fees. The club eventually reached an out of court agreement with Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police in November but was forced to adhere to strict security polices to combat the drug use.
Fabric's closure was one of dance music's biggest stories in 2016 and was characterised by an overwhelming show of support from club-goers from around the world.
Five months after its closure Fabric reopened on Friday (January 6) with revellers being greeted with banners saying ‘You Saved Fabric’. However new security policies have been put in place with pat-down searches on entry and signs highlighting the club’s zero tolerance policy on drugs. Alongside this a new welfare area has been set up inside the club.
The line-up which was kept under wraps until the night included the likes of Chase and Status, Metrik, Daniel Avery, Seth Troxler and included residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis manning the decks, it was a night of celebration and, as Troxler put it, "a defeat for conservatism".
Yesterday club director Cameron Leslie admitted he would get no “pleasure or relief” from the reopening. “We’re obviously delighted we’re going to be re-opening but I don’t think we’re going to be looking over this particular chapter with any kind of fond memories,”.
Despite the celebrations the club has stated that Fabriclive will be cut to a monthly slot from now on.